Conor O’Loughlin, the founder of Glofox, is Ireland’s Best Young Entrepreneur (IBYE) for 2018.

The winners of the IBYE competition for 2018 have been announced.

The overall winner, Conor O’Loughlin, landed a total investment of €40,000 for his business, Glofox.

Glofox was one of the first startups to secure a place in Bank of Ireland’s startlab New York in 2017.

The business, which allows both gym members and gym owners to access usage, payment and service information, now has over 1,000 customers spread across 23 countries.

O’Loughlin says he is setting up a base in New York as the United States is the company’s primary focus.

“Glofox was one of the first startups to secure a place in Bank of Ireland’s startlab New York in 2017.”

The other IBYE category winners for 2018 are Brendan Boland of Loci Orthopaedics who won Best Business Idea and Alan Hickey of WeBringg who won Best Startup Business.

The IBYE programme is run by the network of Local Enterprise Offices (LEOs) in Ireland. It received over 1,400 applicants in 2018 with an investment fund of €2 million. 185 entrants to IBYE secured investments of between €3,000 and €15,000 in 2018.

Pictured are (l-r): Conor O’Loughlin and Anthony Kelly, co-founders of Glofox.

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